The Sinai peninsula--a fabled triangle of land squeezed between Africa and Asia--harbors a rich deposit of cultural history. For many centuries، Sinai has served as a pivotal transit station، a lively route of caravans، armies، missionaries، and pilgrimages، and a military shield for Egypt. Sinai is also known as the crossroads of the world's three major religions: the site of Moses' exodus، it has subsequently been the entry point for Christianity's and Islam's spread into Africa and Asia.
Formerly isolated from the Egyptian mainland، Sinai is today poised on the threshold of new era. After regaining Sinai from Israel، Egypt encouraged Sinai's integration with the motherland، emphasizing its potential for tourism. Sinai: The Site and the History accordingly provides a point of reference from which this land can be discovered and rediscovered.
The work of a distinguished group of journalists and scholars، with over 60 stunning color photographs، Sinai provides a comprehensive picture of the region: its breathtaking geography، its remarkable secular and religious history، and the culture and customs of its Bedouin peoples.
Hardcover: 142 pages Author: Morsi Saad El-Din Publisher: NYU Press (February 1، 1998) Language: English Dimensions: 9.5 x 1 x 12.2 inches
About the Author Morsi Saad El-Din is a journalist، writer، and diplomat. Former press secretary and government spokesman for Egypt's late President Anwar Sadat، he is the Editor of El Ahram and Cairo Today.
Editorial Reviews "This is a fascinating and important collection of articles by one of the most influential elder statesmen of social psychology. Not only does it provide valuable insights into the history of modern social psychology، it also points the way to a more significant future social psychology." -Morton Deutsch E.L.، Thorndike Professor Emeritus، Teachers College، Columbia University "It is hopeful، in troubled times، to find a social scientist in his ninth decade writing lucidly، self-critically، and wisely about the essential problems and potentialities of his chosen field. And it is an additional pleasure to find that the humanistic values of his youth are burnished rather than tarnished in his old age." -"Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences"،